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After many years of advances, the School goes on its first graduate student retreat

At the beginning of November, many of the School’s graduate students and faculty spent a scientifically stimulating and enjoyable weekend at Unicoi state park and lodge.

Humboldt Award for Ken Brown

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Ken Brown will partner with colleagues in Germany to help develop molecular quantum logic spectroscopy.

Colorful and Dynamic Workshops

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Rigoberto Hernandez and Research Scientist Kyril Solntsev are organizing unique workshops in the mountains.

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to Host Charles L. Liotta Symposium

This year marks Regents Professor Emeritus Charles Liotta’s 50th at Georgia Tech, and the celebration is on.

Seminars & Events

Dr. Katarzyna Adamala - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Special Seminar - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Meeting - Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:00am - MoSE 2100F
Meeting - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Julie S. Biteen - University of Michigan
Colloquium - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Eric T. Parker, Manshui Zhou, Aaron S. Burton, Daniel P. Glavin, Jason P. Dworkin, Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Facundo M. Fernandez, Jeffrey L. Bada.
Citation
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition (2014), Vol. 53(31), 8132-8136
Miscellaneous Details
National Science Foundation ; NASA

CCE researchers Eric Parker, Manshui Zhou, Ram Krishnamurthy, Facundo Fernandez, and Jeffrey Bada recently published an analysis of previously unreported samples from a 1958 Stanley Miller experiment. Miller studied amino acid polymerization by sparking CH4, NH3, and H2O, while introducing the plausible prebiotic condensing reagent cyanamide. State-of-the-art analytical techniques detected amino acids and their polymerization products in the archived samples. The team repeated the experiment and detected similar polymerization products. Aqueous heating experiments indicated that Strecker synthesis intermediates play a key role in facilitating polymerization. These results highlight the potential importance of condensing reagents in generating diversity within the prebiotic chemical inventory.

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